(Ubuntu version : 17.04 Zesty Zapus)


I have downloaded an IDE for C/C++ programming called "MinGW Developer Studio" from this link. After extracting the files to a folder, I cannot run the executable inside either by double-clicking or by navigating to the folder in the terminal and typing ./MinGWStudio (the name of the executable).

The path of the parent folder is /home/hp/MinGWStudio

When I type the command "file MinGWStudio" I get the following output:

MinGWStudio: ELF 32-bit LSB executable, Intel 80386, version 1 (SYSV), dynamically linked, interpreter /lib/ld-linux.so.2, for GNU/Linux 2.2.5,

When I navigate to the folder in terminal and type "MinGWStudio" I get the following output:

MinGWStudio: command not found

When I navigate to the folder and type the command ./MinGWStudio I get the following output:

bash: ./MinGWStudio: No such file or directory

When I run the command uname -a I get the following output

Linux hp-HP-Notebook 4.10.0-28-generic #32-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jun 30 05:32:18 UTC 2017 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

What can I do to run this executable? Any help will be appreciated.

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    What does uname -a show for your architecture on your CPU/system? If you know it's 64-bit 17.04 then that makes it easier to answer, but we need to know what architecture your system has first. – Thomas Ward Jul 26 '17 at 16:24
  • @ThomasWard I have edited the question to add the details. – aks Jul 26 '17 at 17:27

Navigate to the /home/hp/MinGWStudio folder and type following:

sudo chmod +x MinGWStudio

and then start the program with:


Make sure the spelling matches the file name.

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